Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Truth
Inspired by John 14:6
Jesus – Savior, Friend, and Lord:
When we’re lost, confused and anxious – You are our Way.
When we misunderstand – and are misunderstood,
when we are lied to and lied about,
and when we lie or believe the lies – You are the Truth.
And when we feel drained of vitality,
or afraid of death and dying –
You are our Resurrection and the Life.
You guide us,
speak to us the Truth in love
and You give us hope … always.
For that we praise You, now and forever.
And because of that, we come to You
with all we are and aren’t,
knowing You’ll help us, and those we care about.
(Prayer of Adoration)
Great God our Father: You are good and You are strong.
You are faithful and true,
and You won’t tempt or lie to us.
In a world that appeals to our sinful cravings
and dominated by spin:
You alone are worthy of our trust, loyalty and love.
You alone have loved us with such an everlasting love
as to give Your Son or us.
You alone never abandon us, living with and within us
by Your Holy Spirit.
(Prayer of Confession)
Yet, we so easily trade Your truth for a lie,
and substitute our lusts for Your love.
We blame others for our errors and for our wanton sin.
We close our eyes to the truth about who we are
and run from the truth of who You are.
Forgive us for choosing to love and live for the world:
by following our own cravings,
giving into the lust of our eyes, and
boasting of who we are,
what we’ve done and what we’ve got.
Hear us as we say,
in whispers too soft for any one else to hear but You,
the sin we’re too ashamed to let anyone else know
but You who know all about us and love us anyway.
Hear our silent confessions of sin: (PAUSE)